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(instrumental music) >> for 63 years the u.s. has been part of the nato alliance, but is nato still an important safeguard for americans or is it simply a money pit? >> the nato relationship is enormously important to us. i think it was winston churchill said something to the affect that the only worst thing than, than going to war with allies is to go to war without allies. >> we're dealing with network global threats and if we don't provide a network global response we're always gonna to be on the back foot. >> what we need is not just nato on the conventional defense side, we need a nato alliance for economic statecraft. >> the problem is that it is an alliance that is largely sustained by american defense spending. (instrumental music) >> in a democracy, agreement is not essential, but participation is. >> never before in our history have we been so interconnected with the rest of the world. >> foreign policy is actually not foreign. >> america has faced great hardship before and each time we have risen to the challenge. >> the ultimate test is to move our society f
attempts to prohibit the use of coffee and coca in the u.s. and around the world. mr. cortes describes secret deals made by top u.s. anti-drug official harry answer linger pushing to banco ca's use worldwide. this is a little over an hour. >> okay. um, and so tonight we are pleased to welcome ricardo cortes to discuss his latest book, "a secret history of coffee, coe that and cola: a tale of coffee, coca-cola, caffeine, secret formulas, special flavors, special favors and a future of prohibition." cortes is the creator and illustrator of a series of subversive books for all ages, for postally all ages about such things as marijuana, bombing and the jamaican bobsled team. his latest book examines a series of highly addictive substances that have caused many deaths and fueled much, much profit in this how they make their way into the u.s. and what the u.s. government's role has been in insuring that they come into this country, all right? and this evening we are pleased to be joined by two drug policy experts as well. its fellow sanho tree and colette that youngers. and without further a
cheats of all kinds. it's a world u.s. law enforcement has rarely been able to penetrate. so the idea the ubs, one of switzerland's largest banks, would agree to turn over information on thousands of american tax cheats would have once been unthinkable. but it happened in part because of a whistle-blower who i sat down with in 2010. for his efforts he's been rewarded with a federal prison term and the possibility of endless riches. though he was born and raised in the boston area, bradley birkenfeld spent most of the last decade living in switzerland, helping wealthy americans hide their money. he was based in geneva, where he says there may be more money-counting machines than parking meters, in a country that once bragged it had more banks than dentists. >> it's not swiss money in those banks. it's foreigners'. you have a culture there that has been ingrained in society about managing people's money, protected by swiss bank secrecy. >> and who has a right to that information under swiss law? >> only the banker and the bank itself. >> how unusual is it for a swiss banker to come forw
prime ministers questions. next, a senate hearing with u.s. central command nominee general lloyd austin. then the state of the indian nation speech by the president of the national congress of american indians. and a senate hearing on the implementation of the dodd-frank regulations for financial institutions. >> what worries me is that i do not want to be sitting in the same place i was a couple of years ago, going to the government and saying, this -- i want to see spectrum management that is much more market-driven. things like incentive options oakley will continue to work. the commission given flexibility to existing licensees. the secondary market working in a smoother way than it does now. >> you look at the growth rate in data usage from subscribers, we're seeing anywhere from 30%- 50% on an annual basis. there is no slowing down. there is this insatiable hunger for capacity, faster speeds, and they have a long feature in being able to provide that service. onmore from this year's ces monday night on the communicators at 8 pm eastern on cspan 2. >> general lloyd austin has been
action. it was the largest climate change rally in u.s. history. that rally in the nation's capital was one of many protests held tonight including a large demonstration in san francisco. ken pritchett was there and tells us what is being demanded of president obama. >> organizers say about 5,000 people marched on market street they marked against fracking in california. but this rally is support of a much bigger event in washington, d.c. sponsored by the sierra group aim -lted at the president. >> if you're serious about curving emissions you need to say no to the houston pipeline. >> reporter: build this pine line out of canada and the angered environmentalists. >> we've seen positive indications from the administration but we've also seen you know some indication that we would continue to explore our natural places for fossil fuel exploitation. >> reporter: in his state of the union address. the president said that he would take executive action to curve climate change if necessary but was quiet about the pipeline. >> we're going to pull our dollars out of the companies. >> repor
the world start to loosen up the purse strings a little bit. nothing to write home about, but in the u.s. as an example, stay and local government actually grew for us this quarter and federal was not down as much year over year as we've seen in prior quarters. >> and another sign of improvement in the housing market. the number of u.s. homes entering the folk process in january fell to a level not seen since the peak of the housing boom. down 11% from december but all is not well, says housing barren sam zell. >> everybody kind of has ignored the fact that there's still 3 to 4 million houses in purgatory. not for sale. not foreclosed. maybe occupied, maybe not occupied. and you've got to address that. >> if you're looking for somebody who has done it all, look no further. he's with us. bob hormats is vice president of goldman sachs international. at the state department making the case for american companies overseas. bob, it's good to see you again. >> great to be back on your show. >> let me begin on sort of this front and center issue that we're all talking about and that is sequestr
assault in the u.s. military. >> 86% of men and women who are sexually assaulted in the military don't report. they experience reprisals that are, in many ways, a second betrayal that's even worse than the actual rape itself. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. after aurora, after virginia tech, after columbine, the question of gun violence becomes a recurring national conversation. this evening, newshour joins pbs in a week of special coverage on the topic of gun violence: "after newtown." the waves of reaction since december's connecticut school shooting continue to
community to curb the flow of arms into syria. another member of the u.s. senate has decided to step aside. republican mike johanns of nebraska announced today he will not seek a second term next year. in a statement, he said he wants to spend more time with his family, after spending 32 of his 62 years in various offices. johanns is the fifth senator to announce plans to retire next year. a hall of fame figure in pro basketball, former los angeles lakers owner jerry buss, died today. he'd battled cancer for months. buss ran the lakers for nearly 34 years, and they won ten n.b.a. championships during that time. along the way, he brought in star players from kareem abdul- jabbar to magic johnson to kobe bryant. he was also one of the first owners to create his own cable tv network, and sell the naming rights to his arena. jerry buss was 80 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and we turn to this weekend's protests and the big debate over the extension of an oil pipeline from canada into the u.s. as the u.s. tries to navigate between clean ene
on the keystone pipeline. it would carry oil from canada to refineries in the u.s. it would create 20,000 new jobs and health the u.s. become energy independent but opponents say it will destroy property and the environment. >> this is about your fundamental right as an american the people will take your property because corporations can make money. >> secretary of state john kerry will be involved, and he will make a recommendation to the president. now the president delayed a decision because of environmental concerns. >> the lights are back on for more than 1000 virginia power customers. they were without power for much of the day, and that is because of a car accident. police say the car crashed into power poles and knocked them down. the crews replaced them this afternoon. >> it is expected to be one of the most contentious issues. how to deal with immigration reform. we may have an idea of the administration's plans after a draft plan of the proposal. it would create a path to citizenship. the president also wants to beef up border security and require employees to check the immigration
. goldman sachs chief u.s. economist out with a new report, saying that the economy will continue to go well below its potential. most consumers probably weren't aware of the hit to their disposable income until they receive their mid-january paycheck. one republican pollster in a new report rights that we have entered a new phase for the dysfunction and paralysis in washington is having a significant impact on how consumers feel about the overall state of the economy and their personal financial situation. the drop in consumer confidence, he says, is directly related to a lack of competence in our current political leaders. consumer confidence has taken a hit, a big one since post-world war ii history. already there is evidence of a slowdown in consumer spending. reports that wal-mart had its worst start to its month in seven years. the payroll tax hikes may be starting to bite. gas prices are up 51 cents in the last two months. prices are up every single day since the middle of january. it is already over $5 in parts of the country. there is a lot to talk about. the stock market hitting ne
office anymore. [ male announcer ] with stamps.com you can print real u.s. postage for all your letters anpackages. i have exactly the amount of postage i need, the instant i need it. can you print only stamps? no... first class. priority mail. certified. international. and the mail manicks it up. i don't leave the shop anymore. [ male announcer ] get a 4 week trial plus $100 in extras including postage and a digital scale. go to stamps.com/tv and never go to the post office again. clap the president has laid out his plan to create more jobs. somehow it involves more government but this government create jobs? he built of business and steve forbes runs the magazine that is a capitalist tool. level think people get that full show what does government do to create jobs? john: government can create jobs and pay people. >> magicians can create rabbits. [laughter] not in the real world. [laughter] with the mayors -- aristocracy versus capitalism you can achieve success, not be bailed out then this economy creates jobs and allows people to move ahead as abraham lincoln said improve their lot
to make this country mad? canada has made it clear that it could retaliate against the u.s. do we need to be worried about this? >> that is a great question. they are part of nafta. most of americans do not realize that our number one trading partner is not china, it is canada. i just really do not understand the rationale of not building this. it was the first reason that president obama gave. now, i see no reason, other than kowtowing to the very radical environmentalists and not bringing this to america. dagen: thank you very much. steve moore from the "wall street journal." thanks again. >> thank you, dagen. dagen: let's take a look at the u.s. dollar. trading down versus other major currencies today. agreeing not to target the exchange rates of world currencies. concerns that competitive devaluation could spark a currency war. let's just say, g20 kind of poo-poo'd this. are we not the biggest culprit through the federal reserve of weakening the dollar? >> well, with the federal reserve, their quantitative easing program has been having side effects. i think it is important to reco
to citizenship for the 11 million people living in the u.s. illegally. plus quicker path to citizenship as short as two years for illegal imfronts who came to america as children, the so-called dreamers. >> we need responsible permanent solution to problem of those here illegally. >> the leading republican on the issue senator marco rubio slammed and charged the president's plan is half baked. warning, "if actually proposed, the president's bill would be dead on arrival in congress leaving with us unsecured borders and broken legal immigration system for years to come." white house aides note there are twice as many border agents as there were a decade ago. dennis mcdonough in the first round of sunday interviews with white house chief of staff answered rubio directly, claiming that the white house proposal is a plan "b" in case congress does not find compromise. >> he says it's dead on arrival if proposed. make sure it current have to be proposed. make sure the group up there, the gang of eight makes progress on the effort as much as they say they want to. that is what we intend to do. work wit
the fire on the carnival cruise ship triumph. yesterday, the u.s. coast guard said the fire started in front of a generator in the main engine crime. that fire left the cruise liner without power for five days with 4200 people on board. investigators say it could take up to a year to determine what exactly caused the fire. despite that initial report from the coast guard, congress says it still wants answers into the cruise ship disaster. hours after the triumph was towed to alabama, senator jay rockefeller september a letter to the -- sent a letter to the coast guard, demanding a review of the incident and similar incidents in the last six years. the senator says there might be a larger safety issue that needs to be reviewed involving large passenger vehicles. >>> and when congress returns next week, they will only have four days for the sequester. coming up, the automatic budget cuts here for california. >>> why facebook's tax bill is zero. in fact, the social media giant will get a huge refund. >>> and what russian scientists are finding after friday's meteor explosion and the ne
immigrants on a pooth to u.s. citizenship. how it could complicate bipartisan efforts to pass immigration reform. >>> breaking the glass ceiling at nearly 200 miles an hour. danica patrick's historic achievement that could make us all proud, women drivers, huh. no more comments like that from you, jon scott. jon: okay. jenna: it's all "happening now." jenna: jon never made a rude comment about women drivers. i was just teasing. jon: i never have ridden in a car with you, at least with you behind the wheel. jenna: probably a good thing. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. we begin with a tragic tend to a troubled country star. investigators say mindy mccready died apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at her home arkansas. she rose to the top of the charts with its like "10,000 angels" and "guys do it all the time" before personal problems sidetracked to her career. mccready's boyfriend and the father of her youngest son died one month ago on the same porch where her body was found over the weekend. casey stiegel is live from the dallas bureau. her buy friend also took
. u.s.a. today says it received a leaked draft proposal from the white house which would allow illegal immigrants to obtain green cards in eight years, and also includes border patrol funding and an an ecease-fire -- everify system. the republicans say the president's bill would be dead on arrival, leaving us with a broken immigration system. on the sunday talk shows other republicans added their own criticism. >> by givinged advantage to thoe who cut in front of line for immigrants who came here legally, not dealing with border security adequately, that tells us he is looking for a partisan advantage. >> does the president want a result or want another way to boat up republicans. >> we the white house says it supports the current bipartisan effort on immigration reform. >> hope democrats and republicans don't get in the typical back and forth side show and instead get to work. >> president obama warned lawmakers if they could not agree they would hear from him. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based on my proposal. >> a bipartisan gro
could become u.s. citizens in less than a decade. republicans in washington say there is no way they'll let this thing happen but the white house is saying we're not putth before you now anyway. plus, the study that may settle the debate about alcohol and cancer. looks like we're all going to die. but even a couple drinks a day raises your risk of cancer. a it's bran new study with surprising findings and we'll get to all of them today. i'm serious, we compare our direct rates side by side to find you a great deal, even if it's not with us. [ ding ] oh, that's helpful! well, our company does that, too. actually, we invented that. it's like a sauna in here. helping you save, even if it's not with us -- now, that's progressive! call or click today. no mas pantalones! thto fight chronic. osteoarthritis pain. to fight chronic low back pain. to take action. to take the next step. today, y will know you did something for your pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a pain reliever fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can helpeduce this p
. >> immigrants are a big part of why the u.s. is as successful as it is. >> immigration has long divided republicans and democrats. a bipartisan group is making progress towards compromise, which now seems in danger after plans from the white house leaked out. >> this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result or he does -- or does he want to get political a bandage in the next election? >> it is not going to work. we will not be able to get the votes to pass in the house. >> the president's new chief of staff insist it was only meant as a backup if the bipartisan proposal stalls in the house or senate. >> he says it is dead on arrival. >> keep in mind that the bipartisan compromise is still a work in progress. there is no actual plan yet to unveil. the democrats say give it time, and republicans say there will be a link between illegal immigrants obtain green cards and tightening border security. rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >> new at 6:00, prince george's county is now the center of the gun-control debate, after announcing it ha
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focusing on toy hutchenson has decided to drop her bid for the u.s. house seat held by u.s. jesse jackson junior. >>> robmarco rubio's response t the state of the union made headlines for his watergate moment when he had to have that drink of water. ""saturday night livsaturday n" that gaffe. >> yes, i have to admit it's a little aggravating, seth. i mean, so what. my mouth got a little dry and i took a drink of water. i don't see what big deal is. we've all been there. you're about to give an important policy speech. you get a little nervous in the green room and you eat a whole bag of dry-roasted peanuts and jerky. there are hot lights on you, the room isn't ventilated. you do what anyone would do, you suddenly lunge to the side, all the while holding awkward eye contact with the camera and take a drink from the tiniest bottle of water anyone has ever seen. >> and that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. >> ouch. >> that is hysterical. hang on. i have to -- >> you have your little sip? do you have a lucky unitard? >> i don't. >> you keep drinking. >> you do the weather. >> that
in the u.s. ia, the united states information agency, and he wrote the screenplay for the memorial film about jfk, the man who fought a lot about american history. he disagreed with my approach from the get go. well before the controversies of bringing in john d.. he said every president has a right to a watering hole. there are all those who admires him who can go and speak and not have to worry about the judgment of history. if it is ahat's true private facility. but the minute you make it belic, i think it can't published--- cannot be governed by those rules. again, i don't think the public recognizes that it has a choice. if you go to the different presidential libraries, you'll find this among them are shrines and others are places of serious discussion. the harry truman, for example, is a place of serious discussion. the johnson library is redoing its museum. i haven't seen it yet, but i suspect it will be a place for serious discussion. and there are others that are not. i think the public needs to figure out what they want. " your office is and what -- >> your office is in what
had iraqi security forces? unit the brigade and you had u.s. forces working as a team. i think i'd have been your idea. it was working so well. basically paramilitary forces that are kurd and now you see a shooting war about to iraq and the traditional iraqi security forces. he told me between 5000 people between the article and 40 boundary line, but to keep tensions. >> dear member telling me we were blind inciter insult away from these guys shooting each other and reach of a file at first keep low? >> is my cessna commissary. what you see now is the blood for all us a story last week about how close they come to firing at each other over the oil problems. so now, i want to introduce into the record the exchange i had the general dempsey and general osten in 2010 and 11 about what happened in iraq. >> without objection. >> now let's move to afghanistan. that's not my intent, but i think it's only fair to the committee that you talk to general allen. pick up the phone, i know he families. you reach one of the finest officers to the other served with. you all have been out this fo
one set for april in the u.s. although he is under contract to run, the management company said he is dropping out to deal with the faces he is charged with. he is accused of shooting his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp >>> and now a long awaited journey begins on a ten-day tour including the u.s. sanchez says she does not want to tamp her criticism of cuba, but she does plan to return. >>> and this is the second to the last time that pope benedict will address the crowds of faithful from the windows at the square. thousands of people turned out to have him ask for prayers for the next pope. ben wedeman is covering the story for us in rome. >> reporter: a much larger crowd crammed into st. peters square to hear pope benedict give his penultimate prayer. he asked for them to pray for him and the next pope. the pope is now going into a week-long lenten retreat. this is an annual tradition, and part of the lenten season. when he reemerges, he will convene the last angelis prayer and then step down as the pontiff. it is not clear when the conclave, that meeting of 117 cardinals assemb
including one set for april in the u.s. although he is under contract to run, the management company said he dropped out to deal with the charges he now faces. he is accused of shooting his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp on valentine's day. >>> sanchez seen here on the left had been refused an exit visa for years. she's headed on an 80-day tour of ten countries, including the u.s. sanchez says she doesn't plan to temper her criticism of life in cuba just because she got the exit visa. she acknowledges it could be her last trip out of the country. >>> a bigger than normal crowd packed the vatican city today. it's the second to the last time pope benedict xvi will address crowds from that famous window overlooking st. peter's square. over 100,000 people turned out to hear pope benedict ask for prayers for the next pope. ben wedeman is covering the story from rome. >> reporter: a much larger crowd crammed into st. peters square to hear pope benedict give his penultimate angeles prayer. he asked for them to pray for him and the next pope. the pope is now going into a week-long lenten retreat.
for what organizers dubbed the largest climate rally in u.s. history. the "forward on climate" event urged the president to reject the keystone pipeline and commit the u.s. to binding limits on emissions of greenhouse gases. indigenous leaders chief jacqueline thomas and casey camp spoke. >> it puts at risk my neighbors to the east of me that live at the tarzans. the government does not recognize these people, and these people have been dying a mysterious cancers, their water is polluted, their animals are sick, and mother earth is sick. >> we're here to make a difference. we're here to be in solidarity with all of us to understand that we have a very slim opportunity to make human life continue to exist. that is our choice. >> groups opposing coal production, nuclear power and hydraulic fracturing for natural gas participated in the protest as did a number of interfaith organizations. several smaller parallel rallies were held in cities across the country. more after headlines. if the obama administration has confirmed reports it's drafted a backup plan should congress fail to pass congre
and point 6 was allegedly senator hagel said that the u.s. state department was an adjunct of the israeli foreign minister's office, which i think would be breath taking if he said that, had such a view and i got a letter back from senator hagel, in response to my question, did you say that and do you believe that, and, the letter says he did not recall saying that and disavowed that statement. >> chris: is that enough for you? >> well if that is true, that would end the matter because he previously said in a book the jewish lobby intimidates members of congress, particularly the u.s. senate and makes us -- pushes us to make very bad decisions. if the second statement were true, he said, the secretary of state's office is under the control of the israeli foreign ministers, those two together, would edge our view of the israe israeli-u.s. relationship way out. >> chris: democrats say you are playing politics with national security. here's what president obama said. >> president barack obama: it is just unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over
for the undocumented immigrants in the u.s. group of eight senators has been working on a bipartisan immigration reform bill. the white house its plan would only be proposed if the current efforts fail. reacted to the president's plan saying quote, what the president said is a big step and offers hope for immigrants but the white house proposal has too many years of waiting for citizenship. also it does not address the future flow for new citizen. s. >>> two politicians were on meet the press today. gavin newsom and carly fiorina. they talked about everything from the economy and immigration reform to dysfunctional washington. >> it's time for us to lean in and hold these guys up for higher level expectations. you want to move the mouse, you got to move the cheese. we've got to change consensus in this country for good behavior. >> i find it stunning truly that this president and the democratic party continues to lay all the blame for their failure to achieve anything at the feet of the tea party or ted cruz or who aever the latest villain is. >> this ramps up the speculation he has washington in his p
jackie kennedy as well as photographs and books. u.s. markets are closed for the president's holiday. housing recovery will be a big focus. housing starts wednesday and existing home sales thursday. investors will also be on the hunt for some clarity from the fed. the release of its last meeting minutes. the question is whether there's been any more talk of ending its easy money policy. >>> also on deck, walmart's earnings report. speculation is swirling after bloomberg quoted an internal e-mail saying walmart's february sales were "total disaster." gold will also be on the radar this week. the recent market darling has tumbled to a six-month low, shedding 4% already this year. >>> prices at the pump have been on the rise each of the past 29 days, rising seven cents this week to a average in of $3.64 a gallon, 12 cents more than last year. >>> a strike by a major spanish airline could ground more than 1,000 flights this week. workers at iberia began a five-day strike at midnight over plans to cut more than 3,800 jobs and salaries. >>> bmw is recalling almost 575,000 cars in the u.s.
he has the perfect defense against criminal prosecution in the u.s. running for public office. he's running for a senate seat in australia and said the u.s. would drop its investigation rather than risk a diplomatic incident. he plans to start a wikileaks party which will run on a platform of transparency in government. >>> in news 4 for your health, say -- there was no increased risk of breast and gynecological cancers from in vitro fertilization. it includes drugs that stimulate ovulation. they've linked treatment to a higher risk of cancer. other studies have not found a connection. >>> your kids are watching us right now, you might want to limit how much tv they watch later today. a new study suggests that children who watch too much television may turn into more aggressive adults. researchers tracked a thousand kids born in the early '70s in new zealand. those kids who watched the most tv were more likely to be convicted of a crime and be more anti-social as adults. the results are not necessarily the result of too much tv. >>> the united nations is reviewing ways to prevent
, they would have to pass a background check, learn english and u.s. history, and pay back taxes. susan mcginnis with more now from washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. it's not clear whether the white house leaked this plan or not but either way they want the plan so they can continue on the bipartisan bill. the white house is responding after a draft of its version of an immigration reform bill was leaked to the press this weekend. the white house says it's simply backup plan. >> we will be prepared with our own plan if these ongoing talks between republicans and democrats up on capitol hill break down. >> white house sources tell cbs news this wasn't a planned leak but republicans are skeptical. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question many of us continue to wonder about. does the president want a result rult or does he want another beatup of republicans so he can get political advantage in the next election? >> i met with the president wednesday and he agreed to give us the space we need with the bipartisan proposal. >> still ma
of scandal is unlikely to happen in the u.s. our country no longer slaughters horses. the companies involved in the scandal do not export beef to the u.s. >> now, maryland's most accurate forecast. >> let's take a look at the weather for you. it is improving weather here on the most powerful radar. you see the snow showers have come to an end. the streamers were coming all the way across pennsylvania towards the great lakes. take a look at some of the weather in motion throughout the day today. it was interesting as we tack a look at the camera shots across maryland. that was kind of a wild-looking sky over bel-air. on and off snow showers. brief reductions in visibility. almost can't call these classic snow showers. these were like snow bursts. and then even light accumulations on the football field out the manchester way. let's take a look at current conditions. cold and, yes, the winds are how longs. 22 to 28 miles per hour. windchill from the west is feeling like just 8 to 13 above. brutally cold with the snow showers continuing here as we go through the overnight hours. and we look at t
to pass a background check, learn english and u.s. history, and pay back taxes. susan mcginnis with more now from washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. it is not clear whether the white house leaked this plan on purpose or not, but either way, lawmakers here on capitol hill want that plan tabled so that a group of senators known as the gang of eight can continue their work on a bipartisan bill. the white house is responding after a draft of its version of an immigration reform bill was leaked to the press this weekend. the white house says it's simply a backup plan. >> we will be prepared with our own plan if these ongoing talks between republicans and democrats up on capitol hill break down. >> white house sources tell cbs news this wasn't a planned leak but some republicans are skeptical. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result or does he want another to beat up the republicans so he can get political advantage in t
the great plains to u.s. refineries. environmentalists strongly oppose the project... one scientist calling it "game over" for the planet. supporters say it will create thousands of jobs and decrease u.s. dependency on oil from other, less friendly nations. 60 thousand marriage licenses are issued each year in the chicago area.. and some prospective brides and grooms got a look at the latest in wedding fashions and trends today. the "windy city wedding show" was held at carnivale restaurant. bridal salons, formal wear companies, travel agencies and wedding planners were among those exhibiting at the event. the wedding show was held just days after the state senate approved a bill that would allow same sex marriage in illinois. we are really celebrating a huge triumph... they have been working really hard to make this happen for everybody >> the same-sex marriage bill now moves on to the house aware is expected to face a tougher fight >> the new watch-word in washington is "sequester". next, lawmakers weigh in on the looming manditor spending cuts that will take place if a deal isn't reach
president obama's speech on growing gun violence in the u.s. in the windy city. she was to the to death in an alariy university hour after her younger sister destiny atemperatures the president's peach on friday. it is believed that the friend that she was with was the intended target. the family says the tragedy is surreal. >> it real hi hurt me when i found out it happened to my sister. i was just listening to. i was thinking about that and they called me and told me what happened to my sister. >> police are questioning two people considered persons of interest but have not made any arrests. >>> more controversy surrounding the gun control debate now. congress' latest plan to crack down on assault weapons would actually protect more than 2200 guns. that includes a semiautomatic rifle. the ruger 223 caliber mini 14 is on the list to be banned but a similar model would be exempted. the exempted one cannot be folded to be more compact. some experts say the proposed firearms list shows the a lack of understanding and expertise about guns. >>> it is president's day and who better to celebr
exit, u.s. naval research lab. seeing a lot of delays on that exit as well. possible work arounds for you as you take martin luther king or take suit land parkway to avoid the accident. aaron and eun. >>> thank you, danella. >>> a hospital in lockdown after someone opens fire. we're tracking developments at the live desk next. >>> it's a story that sparked outrage among parents. the fallout from a man accused of slapping a >>> good morning. i'm tony tull at the live desk tracking breaking news out of portland, oregon. last night at 12:30 our time, police were called to a hospital for a man with a gun. we're told the hospital was placed on lockdown. police were able to contain the gunman inside. they say that a shot rang out, the gunman is dead. but, again, that hospital in portland, oregon is still on lockdown as police there investigate what happened. as of right now, there are no other injuries. we'll continue to track the story. back to you. >>> it marks ten years since 100 people died in a rhode island nightclub fire. yesterday loved ones gathered for a memorial. the station n
the world, to cheap cigars -- which the u.s. military tried to get away with giving him -- to arguments from his generals and to diet warnings and suggestions from his wife. these were largely ignored, especially the one that involved his eating only tomatoes. as i dug into all these materials, it became clear to me that for someone with churchill's great conversational skill and his ability to create a congenial setting, meals had an advantage over most kinds of meetings. they could be as long as he liked, and in the case of dinners, they could run into the wee hours when churchill gathered strength and others tired. his daughter, mary, reports that luncheon and dinner conversations often became so extended that meal times tended to prolong themselves far into the afternoon or evening with luncheons lasting sometimes until half past three. a typical evening, let's say, at checkers which is the prime minister's country house would begin at 8:30 with champagne in the drawing room. dinner would last from 9 to 10, 10:30, then cigars after the ladies were excused. when the men had rejoined the l
head southbound on 295. the anacostia freeway between malcolm x and the u.s. naval research lab, 295 is closed right now. we'll head to the top side of the beltway here through montgomery county. moving at speed. no problems to report there. over in gaithersburg and looking at 270, a build fire now closing both directions at cedar avenue. first responders on the scene there. we expect a light morning in terms of volume because of the holiday. but i'll be here. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. >>> our big story, budget shedown on capitol hill is at a stand still while congress is on vacation this week. we now have less than two weeks before massive spending cuts kick in. >> the cuts known as sequestration would take away about $58 billion from the government's budget and about $46 billion would be cut from the pentagon. there would be a big impact on federal workers here in the district. >> republicans blame the president but democrats argue that mr. obama has a plan the republicans won't accept. >> they will not consider anything that includes closing loophole
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